Advisory Opinion OC-23/17 Environment and Human Rights

12 Sep 2018

This report analyzes the 2016 advisory opinion that Colombia requested from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in 2016, regarding the following issues:

  • What is the scope of application of the state obligations related to environmental protection that arise from the American Convention on Human Rights (ACHR)?
  • What are the environmental obligations of states that arise from the obligations to protect and guarantee the rights to life and personal integrity enshrined in the ACHR?

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